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Re: Family cars

Post by Loralei » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:33 pm

Oh yes! :idea: I had a Zafira between the Polo and the Galaxy. Sorry.

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Re: Family cars

Post by Mayday » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:53 pm

I found that when I was looking for a 4x4 years before we had the Smax. It did seem to be a feature of quite a few cars, I ended up with a discovery in the end but we had to get to the back row through the boot as both outside seats of the middle row had car seats on them.

I very rarely use the extra seats, it is more just that they are there in case of extra children/transporting to birthday parties etc. And comes in handy for luggage, moving furniture and my endless tip trips :lol:.

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Re: Family cars

Post by Rhodonite » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:24 pm

Like Mayday, we have always gone in through the boot to get to the extra seats. We often have 6 people to transport but rarely 7, so one back seat would stay down. With the c-max we've folded the middle seat away, to make a bit of a walk way, although we're about to turn J rear facing again, so I'm not sure that will work anymore, with the support leg.

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Re: Family cars

Post by Kenickie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 pm

Accessing through the boot is genius!

I've arranged for a S max test drive on Wednesday so I'll make my final decision then, or at least the MPV Vs estate one. I feel like the estate is maybe better for us right now, but the MPV would be more future proof. So maybe it's best to get it later if/when we need it? I guess I feel a bit silly getting such a huge car for four smallish people but it is practical.
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Re: Family cars

Post by Mayday » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:35 pm

Except in car parks (I always reverse in, then realise my passengers are stuck :lol:)

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Re: Family cars

Post by Princess Morripov » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:34 am

If you plan on keeping a car for ten years though, I’d be tempted to go as big as you feel comfortable driving? I get hot rage trying to fit everything in my car and it is the size of a tractor :lol:

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Re: Family cars

Post by Kenickie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:41 pm

:lol: That's very true.

I drove a C4 grand Picasso today and really liked it. I think I prefer the Superb as it's a nicer car, but the Picasso is a more sensible choice, which is probably what I need to go for now with my life choices. :ruby: :lol: I feel a bit bad for the Skoda guy though as we spent ages there and he was really nice.

I think the Picasso is slightly cheaper/better value than the SMax, and the only advantages that I can see to the Ford from reviews I've read is that it's a bit of a better drive if you want to be whizzing around B roads, which I have little interest in. And possibly better reliability.

I'm very tempted to just go for it as the dealership have a 2018 one that's ready to go and good value.
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Re: Family cars

Post by Mayday » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:00 pm

If you are happy with it I'd go for it Ken. Do try and get them to knock a bit more off though :lol: no matter how good a deal.

I do a lot of whizzing around B roads, thinking about it :lol:

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Re: Family cars

Post by Kenickie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:13 pm

I'm too scared to whizz. ;) I got P to test drive it on the motorway as I didn't get above 30 on mine. :lol:

I'll ask for a reduction, is there anything normal to ask them to throw in instead if they won't budge on price?
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Re: Family cars

Post by Mayday » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:29 pm

I made Mr M test drive it for me :lol:

You could ask for them to pay the road tax, or throw in a tank of fuel, or maybe some mats or something.

With it being so new I wouldn't expect anything to need doing, but if it did I'd get them to do it. For example my car was advertised at 3750, we grudgingly agreed to pay that, as it was the best we'd seen for miles around (and we looked hard) but a couple of the parking sensors weren't working, and MrM knew that the cambelt and waterpump would be due soon, so we got them to do that and fix the parking sensors (so that saved us quite a bit as we'd have had to get them done anyway).

You should be able to get them down a couple of hundred at least, I'd have thought.

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Re: Family cars

Post by Rhodonite » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:44 pm

Try not to act too keen! I always find they don't budge on price or extras when they know you are going to buy anyway. The only time I've got money off, was with this cmax, we've just bought. I think that was only because we'd already lost out on 2 other cars while we were with them, and I think they knew we were ready to walk away!

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Re: Family cars

Post by Lola » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:54 pm

Tell them you really like it but money is tight because of the twins & is there anything they can do? Otherwise you’ll have to leave it :sad face:

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Re: Family cars

Post by sally maclennane » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:28 pm

My older brother bought a new car a few years ago, and inadvertently got a great deal on it. He runs his own business and is incredibly busy, he's also a bit scatty and routinely forgets to return calls etc. The garage thought he was playing hardball and knocked money off but really he'd just forgotten to phone them back :lol:
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Re: Family cars

Post by Kenickie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 pm

:lol: that's brilliant Sal.

I have a new car! I asked for the best price and he said the most he could take off was a couple of hundred as it was priced to sell. So I said we'd take it if he did £500 off which he agreed.

So, no one tell me anything negative about Citroen now or that I should have gone for an estate. :lol:
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Re: Family cars

Post by Lola » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:17 pm

Well done!

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Re: Family cars

Post by Kenickie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:23 pm

And it has some kind of magic where it parks for you. :love:

Also the sales person was a million times nicer, not pushy at all, and has a twin sister so it felt a bit meant to be.
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Re: Family cars

Post by Rhodonite » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:00 pm

Hurrah for a new car! It was definitely meant to be.

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